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François Provost is appointed Managing Director of APO


Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the appointment of François Provost as Managing Director of Alliance Purchasing Organization (APO), effective 1 February 2023.



Born in 1968, François Provost graduated from the École Polytechnique and École des Mines de Paris in France. He started his career as senior civil servant in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Treasury Department. He then became Senior Advisor to the French Minister of Defense.

He joined Renault in 2002 in the Sales & Marketing Division in France as branch General Manager, then regional Sales Director. In 2005, he took the position of Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Portugal. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Vice-President, Strategy and planning, within the Sales and Marketing department. He was then appointed Chief Operating Officer of Renault Russia.

In September 2011, he became CEO of Renault Samsung Motors.

In 2016, François Provost became Senior Vice President, China Operations and then Chairman of Asia-Pacific region as from 2017.

As of October 2020, François Provost is appointed SVP, International Development & Partnerships of Groupe Renault in charge of reshuffling international operations and some key partnerships outside Europe. He took also charge of Public Affairs as from 2021 and piloted the transformation plan of Renault Group released during Capital Market Day in November 2022.



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